Should Local Governments That Allow Development In Fire-Prone Areas Help Pay For Wildfires?

Aug 16, 2018

Lake Elsinore neighborhoods and husing developments that have been allowed to sprawl into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains were dangerously close to flames from the Holy Fire, prompting the temporary evacuation of thousands of people for - some cases - more than a week.
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Should cities and counties that approve urban sprawl help cover the cost of putting out California wildfires?  It's a question rasied by the man who leads the agency overseeing utility companies in California.  More in this report form KVCR's Ken Vincent.